Eyewitness Saw 2 Suspects with Dead Bird at Wildlife Habitat

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released the arrest report on two men arrested for killing an exotic bird at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.

Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both 24, were arrested for willfully and malicious torture and killing of an animal, along with conspiracy in connection with the crime.

According to the report, a woman walking through the habitat noticed the two suspects walking out of the bushes with the dead bird. She told police that one of the men was holding the body of the bird and threw it at the second suspect. She also said one of the men said "I (f---ing) killed wildlife."

This same woman alerted security at Flamingo Hotel about the incident. According to police, she also identified the two suspects after they were taken into custody.

A camera from a nearby restaurant captured the men chasing the bird into the bushes. The report states that an officer investigating the incident saw a third man on the video, but at this point, he has not been identified or arrested.

The bird was a helmeted guinea fowl named Turk. The wildlife habitat has only one of that species.


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